Does Gordo actually need a good reason to get his blood boiling? I'm guessing not, but if you think he gets irate if someone overcooks the Wellington, wait till you see him go ballistic when someone sues him.
Thanks to our good friend Dan over at The Hungover Gourmet, we get word that Gordo gave an interview after the recent dismissal of the lawsuit that was filed against Ramsay surrounding one of the episodes of his upcoming Kitchen Nightmares on Fox. And how did he take it?
“The idea of bringing moldy food in and planting actors is a f***** [ed note: more asterisks added to keep the site PG] joke,” Mr. Ramsay said. “There’s a man who got very scared and very embarrassed about his lack of professionalism. For a man to waste lawyers’ time and taxpayers’ money to get upset about something you’re the cause of...”
This, of course, begs a simple question: Since you've been chosen for and agreed to appear on a show that identifies and rehabilitates awful restaurants, don't you think you're probably on shaky legal ground if you want to sue the producers because you look bad on the show?
Now I don't have a law degree like my buddy and Philly blog colleague PhilaFoodie, but I'm guessing the people behind the show probably have a pretty well thought-out document that you have to sign if you want to play ball with them, and in the document there is likely a loooooong list of situations for which you waive your right to sue. Plus, you're appearing on a Fox reality show, so you should probably just check your dignity at the door and hope for good enough publicity from the show to make up for your poor, shattered self-esteem.
Ohhhh -- wait a second -- publicity. Now that wouldn't be why someone would sue Gordon Ramsay, would it?
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